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Chelsea vs Tottenham 22nd April 2017: FA Cup Preview and Predictions

Game
Semi-Finals
Date & Time Saturday April 22, 2017, 12:15 PM (EDT)
The Line
Chelsea (7/4) Draw (12/5) Tottenham (37/20)
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Soccer | Semi-Finals

Wembley will be blessed with FA Cup football once again as we arrive at the semi-finals of England’s premier cup competition. The first game will see the top two teams in the Premier League face of as Chelsea take on Tottenham where the winner will have the chance of playing for the trophy at the end of the season.

Tottenham will know that in order to beat Chelsea, they will need to stop Eden Hazard. The Belgian winger has been one of the best players in the league this season and he has lifted his entire team with him. In order to stop him they will need Kyle Walker to have a great game and the England international is more that capable of this. Other than that, it will be important for the likes of Ali, Dembele and Erikson to control the midfield since that is the way that Spurs play and it will give them a great chance of winning this game.

Chelsea on the other hand know that Tottenham are a team in great form and after having a bit of a slow month that saw the Blues lose to both Manchester United and Crystal Palace. That being said, this team is still filled with a lot of quality and on their day, they can beat just about any team in the world. This will however be a tough game for them since Spurs is a good team.

I think this game is simply too tough to call but if we had to pick a team, I am inclined to go for Tottenham since they have simply been playing a little bit better at the current moment. We are getting a pretty good price on this bet as well so I think this is not a bad play. 

Pick:
Tottenham

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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